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12/11/12 6:10 P

Oh, almost forgot my all time FAVOURITE salad. I ate this for lunch nearly every day when I vacationed in Italy several years ago.

Caprese Salad:

Start with slices of Buffalo Mozzarella, then top each slice with a really good tomato slice, then top each with a basil leaf or two, and then season with a little salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Some people also like to drizzle a balsamic reduction over it.


FYI...the key to this tasting excellent vs. just "good", is in the buffalo mozzarella and those tomatoes! Italy has amazing tomatoes...and naturally, a good quality olive oil doesn't hurt, either.

Yum, yum, yum...I'm making myself hungry now...

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LOTUS737 Posts: 2,056
12/10/12 8:20 P

such a good thread!

Russell- you can mix up your own ranch dressing with greek yogurt and powdered ranch dressing- MUCH healthier and you can indulge with the dressing all you want! :)

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12/10/12 3:33 P

The other day I had Romaine which I tossed with oil and vinegar then added:

parmesan cheese
3 ozs diced chicken breast
1/4 a red onion
1/4 cup black olives
diced tomato

I don't eat fruit, but my brother added mandarin oranges

I find that salad is great. I just eat them less, since discovering I liked ranch dressing, more than most The salads are healthy, but the wrong dressing can ruin the dish calorically. I also find that by mixing the greens beforehand, I use less dressing than if I pour it over the top.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 12/10/2012 (15:35)
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12/10/12 3:22 P

Chopped romaine lettuce
Sliced red cabbage
Large Fuji apple, halved, cored, diced
Asian pear, halved, cored, diced
Fuyu persimmons, peeled, seeded, diced
Pomegranate seeds

For the dressing:
Red wine vinegar
Hazelnut oil

God Bless Pinterest! Here's the link for the measurements of all the ingredients! Made it this weekend and it was really delicious!

Edited by: LINDSGETSFIT11 at: 12/10/2012 (15:26)
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12/10/12 2:59 P

They sound absolutely delicious. Will make them.

LOTUS737 Posts: 2,056
12/10/12 9:20 A

those sound great! i recently did one with butter lettuce (a coworker grew too much and brought me some!), raw kale, avocado, mango, cilantro, a little grated romano, and grilled chicken. I was happy just with lemon juice and black pepper because the other ingredients were so flavorful!

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12/10/12 8:15 A

This does sound good. I've never been a huge one for adding fruit to veggie salads, but I'd definitely try this one.

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12/10/12 7:07 A

I will have to try this

Thanks for the idea

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12/9/12 10:08 P

I love adding fresh fruit to salads!

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12/9/12 9:58 P

I had a great one today with chopped apples, feta cheese, grilled chicken and sunflower seeds on a bed of spring mix with a light vinegar/oil dressing. Very tasty.

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12/9/12 8:14 P

Thank you for putting these on the SP site.

Margaret--Spring, TX
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12/9/12 5:44 P

Both of your salads sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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12/9/12 4:24 P

Thx ill try this also,

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12/9/12 3:48 P

Spinach leaves, red onion, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, and Litehouse Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.

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12/9/12 12:41 P

Spinach leaves, strawberries, almonds, avocado, grilled chicken tenders, balsamic vinegar...I was tasty and fulfilling.

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